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02-18-2006, 07:11 AM
I'm now trying a 6" x 4" format for my small works - and this is the first in what is for me a teeny weeeny format. I think this should post more or less 'life size'.
This is coloured pencil on Saunders Waterford HP paper. With every radish coloured pencil I could find!
02-18-2006, 07:45 AM
Katherine, I love your crop and color. You're so good at saving those lights too.
I find 4x6" a great format to work. It's easy to find standard frames for that size, and they're very nice as tabletop paintings for a low coffee table or end table. Plus, I really like the 2:3 ratio supports.
02-18-2006, 08:14 AM
I have to agree with you - working with standard format sizes makes life so much easier for both the customer and me when thinking about framing!
02-18-2006, 09:27 AM
I haven't worried much about convenience with sizes...varying from 4-1/2"x 5", 4-1/2" x 5-1/2" or 4-1/2"x 6"...'bout the only standard is 5"x 7"
I give an option to a buyer that I'll mount it on luan, birch, or mahogany veneer cut to a standard size...that way if they want to frame it...the visible veneer strip is a bit like a linen strip. Otherwise it can hang without the frame and look nice.
I've got two incidentals so mounted in another forum where some asked for examples-
I bought several bags of craft clear glass gems that are flat on oneside, and I superglue those in the corners. Look kind of interesting as is, or one can then mount ground glass over the top of those gems, the gems acting as a spacer.
My version of Ben's means of exhibiting his plein air sketches...
like your bunch lay out of these radishes..color...very good!
02-18-2006, 07:58 PM
Those are very elongated radishes! I don't see that variety very often, usually it's the little ball-shaped ones. Very neat composition. :)
My resolution for 2006 was to work exclusively in 2:3 ratio, from about 4"x6" to 14"x21" (so far). I'm hoping using the same aspect ratio for a full year (removing one of the variables) will help me progress, compositionally speaking.
You've done an excellent job with those greens and reds, for CP especially! I particularly like how dashes of blue bring out the red. :)
02-19-2006, 08:53 AM
nice color and great composition .. great painting.
02-19-2006, 09:47 AM
Thanks Larry, Carol and Wayne
Wayne - I'm particularly pleased with the composition on this one because I didn't use the viewfinder on my camera to try out different potential crops first. Mind you I did use my little card viewfinder instead!
James or Jimmy Jim
02-19-2006, 11:14 AM
I also like this. I can see this one very large, upside down on a wall. :D
02-20-2006, 04:27 AM
Thanks Jim - nope, this is as big as it gets. One of those curious times when what you see on the screen is in fact more or less life size.
Mind you if you'd like a giant radish to come and seek you out I'm sure that can be arranged! ;)
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